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#1 Hornedquad

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 02:28 AM

My daughter Raven had a school project called creative writing. She decided to write a short story about her life. We didn't even know she was doing this until she came home with it the other day. It's one of the heaviest stories I've ever read and it was written by a SEVEN YEAR OLD...

MY LIFE
by Raven Hall

One time I was living in Murrieta. One
morning my Dad was in a terrible car accident on his way to work. My Mom
woke me up very early that morning. My Mom dropped me off at my aunt's
house in Riverside. My mom thought she would pick my Dad up from the
hospital but he was too hurt to get picked up. He wasn't even awake, so
my aunt took me and my sister Willow to my mom in Palm Springs. We
stayed in a place called the Hanson House that was next to the hospital.
I had to live there for two whole months. It was hot and a small room
with two beds and no TV. I cried there because my Dad was in the
hospital. One day my Mom took me to see my Dad for the first time.
When I saw him he was in bed with tubes in his mouth and a tube in his nose,
he also had tubes in his arms and a halo to keep his neck still. He
couldn't talk yet or move but he could blink his eyes and I could tell he was
happy to see me. My Mom said not to be scared but I wasn't because I
could see he was still my Daddy. That night my Mom had my new baby
sister, her name is Lily and she is very cute. Now my Mom and Dad were
both in the hospital. It was hard to have both my parents in the
hospital because I'm used to having my parents taking care of me. My
aunties and Grandma took care of me and Willow while my parents were in the
hospital. One day my Dad came home from the hospital. He was in
the hospital for four months so I was very happy to have my Daddy home
again. He told us he couldn't move yet so he couldn't give us big hugs
like he did before so he would have to give us a bunch more kisses
instead. So everyday we still get a lot of kisses from Dad. One
night a nice boy named Hal and his Dad came to our house to visit us.
They told us about a place called Project Walk. Project Walk helps
people get better who are in a wheelchair like my Dad and Hal. Hal and
his Dad said they have a foundation that could help my Dad go to Project
Walk. It's called Be Perfect Foundation. My Dad goes to Project
Walk now and is getting better and stronger. He can almost wheel himself
around now and almost squeezes me tight when he hugs us like he used to.
My Mom takes care of us all now until my Daddy can again and our family is all
together again, so now I am happy .

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End

#2 nomis

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 10:44 AM

Thanks Hornedquad and thanks Raven. That's a touching story of love. Many thanks.

"We are all different - but we share the same human spirit. Perhaps it's human nature that we adapt - and survive." - Stephen Hawking 2013


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Posted 09 April 2009 - 12:06 PM

oo I agree, it's just so wonderfully touching that even a small child can be so positive and understanding about what her family has gone through, she must be such a blessing to you :drooldrip:

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 04:07 PM

what a fantastic little girl, so mature for her years, it was a real pleasure to read her inspiring story, you must be so proud of your little girl, she'll go far
it wasnt me, i didnt do it, no one saw me so they cant prove a thing!

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 05:01 PM

thank you for sharing that with us....now excuse me while i wipe the tears from my eyes....toni

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 02:49 AM

AWWWWWWE! So sweet and what a perceptive little girl and positive too! Thanks for sharing the story with us.

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 07:27 PM

ok....gotta go call my daughters

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 05:55 AM

Thanx everyone...yes her beautiful little face along with her two sisters and her moms make everyday sunny with puffy clouds in the sky :)

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 12:22 AM

WOW
when it absolutely, positively, has to be destroyed overnight, call the Marines.

I will nevah, EVAH take a pinch from a greasy muddahf*@kah like you!

How 'bout if I spell it out for ya. D-I-L-L-I-G-A-F

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 08:22 PM

"... her beautiful little face along with her two sisters and her moms make everyday sunny with puffy clouds in the sky"

Ohh Amen to that ! Thanks for sharing- you will all do just fine !

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 08:54 AM

Wow! :hug:

There is only one problem. This post needs to come with a Kleenex warning. LOL :D

That's very heart warming to know that she's that happy just to get a hug from you again. :w00t:
*Enjoy every sunset, but be grateful for every dawn.*
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 07:50 PM

Couldn't reply when I first read your post,,,, a bit choked up.

The best indication of your worth as a parent is the children you raise. You seem to have done well.
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 04:43 AM

Couldn't reply when I first read your post,,,, a bit choked up.

The best indication of your worth as a parent is the children you raise. You seem to have done well.
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Thanx a lot for that Ed... nothing makes me prouder than to yap on and on about my beautiful daughters and smokin hot wife :clap: I am truly a lucky man!

Cheers,
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Posted 13 May 2009 - 05:04 AM

That's a wonderful and well-written story. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 06:35 AM

A strong motivational force for you definitely
Inspiring family !

And all she wanted is just a hug from daddy…

Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 13 May 2009 - 10:37 AM

AAWWW! What a strong smart lil girl......Can you tel me more about the orginization that helped you go? We have been saving money to go to project walk....its looking impossible
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Posted 14 May 2009 - 12:52 AM

AAWWW! What a strong smart lil girl......Can you tel me more about the orginization that helped you go? We have been saving money to go to project walk....its looking impossible



Thanks! The foundation that has been sponsoring me at Project Walk is the Be Perfect Foundation. All the info on them can be found here: www.beperfectfoundation.com

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 08:09 AM

Wow! :P

There is only one problem. This post needs to come with a Kleenex warning. LOL :D

That's very heart warming to know that she's that happy just to get a hug from you again. :)



What a choker,
Lovely story give that girl a hug from me, she does you credit..
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Posted 01 June 2009 - 09:24 PM

thanks for sharing..

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 04:22 AM

Aww,I'd love her to know what a huge inspiration your little girl is to us all.How wonderful,brave and intelligent she is..
Me and my partner are desperate to have a child after 2 miscarriages.
Tonight i spoke online to my cousin 13yrs my junior who had a little boy 12weeks ago,Alfie.She expressed her concerns on how me and my fiance would manage.Tommorow i shall be showing her all these posts on this particular subject along with this wonderful story from your daughter and her thoughts about everything...
I can't thank your little girl enough.
Please tell her just how many ppls hearts she has touched,and ppl she has inspired...
many many thanks
Tanya and Steve
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Posted 19 August 2009 - 08:48 PM

This was beautiful!

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 02:19 AM

Aww,I'd love her to know what a huge inspiration your little girl is to us all.How wonderful,brave and intelligent she is..
Me and my partner are desperate to have a child after 2 miscarriages.
Tonight i spoke online to my cousin 13yrs my junior who had a little boy 12weeks ago,Alfie.She expressed her concerns on how me and my fiance would manage.Tommorow i shall be showing her all these posts on this particular subject along with this wonderful story from your daughter and her thoughts about everything...
I can't thank your little girl enough.
Please tell her just how many ppls hearts she has touched,and ppl she has inspired...
many many thanks
Tanya and Steve
xx


Thank you so much for your message … I read it to my little Raven tonight to show her how her story has an effect on people all over the world … It makes her mother and I so proud And warms our hearts to know that any of us can bring a smile To others by simply telling our story … Post SCI life is hard but we are managing and couldn't do any of it without each other. Sorry to hear about your troubles Regarding the miscarriages , I sincerely hope you two are blessed With a child of your own . I'm sure you two will be wonderful parents … Good luck

Mark H

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 02:48 AM

thanks for sharing..
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 03:01 AM

Mark,
Thank you for sharing your little girl's story. My heart is touched.
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 03:19 AM

Wow - I read your story on your blog, after reading Raven's letter/story. The very bottom is your pic from New Years 2009 - seeing your eyes while with your girls is just inspiring. Your family is the embodiment of strength! So inspiring. :D
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Posted 01 September 2009 - 09:51 PM

this is a great poem!
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 08:04 PM

that brought tears to my eyes, such a sweet little girl and VERY SMART!
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 09:00 AM

that was beautiful, its amazing the level of understanding that children have
thanks for sharing
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 05:49 PM

Great story, very impressive from a 7 year old!!! Definitely should come with a kleenex warning :)
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